Since 1980, the canton of Zurich has maintained an epidemiological cancer registry at the Institute of Surgical Pathology of the University Hospital Zurich (UHZ) in close collaboration with the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI) of the University of Zurich. Since 2011, the registry has also collected data for the canton of Zug. The collection of data on Zug cancer patients follows the objectives defined in the canton of Zug’s Cancer Strategy 2010-2015. The core task is to record, as far as possible, all new incidences of cancer cases among in the population of the cantons of Zurich and Zug . Thus, the cancer registry serves as an instrument to monitor the cancer burden among the population. This includes systematic and continuous collection of data, analysis, comparison and interpretation of data, and dissemination of the results through by means of reporting.
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